Published on June 27th, 2011 | by kiddtango7170
7-2 Gamers Win!
Today in the United States Supreme Court, the case of Brown vs. The Entertainment Merchants Association was heard. Out of nine Justices seven of the nine deemed that the Constitutionality of a California state law which banned the sales of “violent” video games to minors unconstitutional. The Justices referred to video games as a form of communication to express ideas, such as books, music, and movies which is expressed through a medium or interaction. The esthetic and morals judgements for the medium is for the individual to make and not government since they are protected as a form of art or a form of speech that falls under the First Amendment. What does this all mean? It means that seven of the nine Justices see that games are a form of art, whether they be violent or not. The banning of games being sold to minors is unjust and isn’t be constitutional. Violent games can only be monitored by parents whether they are sold to minors or not, and not by government/law.